The Multi-Lingual Button Quail

Taking Button on the road? Across the border or across the pond, here's how to tell folks who your little companion is without sounding like a total tourist! (Culled from various sites on the Internet; sorry, I can't help you with pronunciation!)

The Button Quail we commonly keep as a pet is known by many other names! Its scientific name (Latin) can be either coturnix chinensis or excalfactoria chinensis. In English,the Button Quail is also called the "Chinese Painted Quail", the "King Quail", and the "Blue-Breasted Quail". Below are some other translations I have found:

FrenchCaille peinte
GermanZwergwachtel
Japanese[Nankin] Hime-Uzura
ItalianQuaglietta Mascherata,
Quaglia di Cina
DanishKinesisk DvŠrgvagtel
SwedishKinesiska Dvńrgvaktlar
DutchChinese Dwergkwartel
FinnishSiniviirińinen
Chinesexiao-an-chun,
lan-xiong-chun
Vietnamesecay Trung Quoc
CzechK°epelka ŔÝnskß
MalaysianPikau
IndonesianPuyuh Pepekoh
ChileanCodorniz Pintada China
Djabwurrung
(Australian Aboriginal Dialect)
yuugib
Dhauwurdwurrung
(Australian Aboriginal Dialect)
arrokii, peepeep

The "true" buttonquails (turnix spp.) are not quails at all, and are not commonly kept as pets (in fact, there may only be two or three in captivity in the United States at this time!), but they also are worthy of mention here:

ENGLISH Little
Button-Quail
Barred Button-Quail
(Bustard Quail)
Painted
Button-Quail
Red-backed
Buttonquail
LATIN Turnix
sylvatica
Turnix
suscitator
Turnix
varia
Turnix
maculosa
GERMAN Laufh hnchen Bindenlauf-
h hnchen
Buntlauf-
h hnchen
Fleckenlauf-
h hnchen
FRENCH Turnix
mugissant
Turnix
combattant
Turnix
bariolÚ
Turnix
mouchetÚ
DANISH EuropŠiske
L°beh°ne
ITALIAN Quaglia
tridattila
SPANISH Torillo
Andaluz
Torillo
Moteado
SWEDISH Springh÷naBandad
Springh÷na
DUTCH Gestreepte
vechtkwartel
JAPANESE hime mifu uzura Mifu-uzura
CHINESE lin san-zhi-chun zong san-zhi-chun
VIETNAMESE cun cut nho cun cut lu'ng nau

More Buttonquails, and Where They Live

ENGLISH LATIN GERMAN WHERE?
Little
Button-Quail
Turnix
sylvatica
Laufh hnchen India, S.E. Asia,
Australia,
Africa
Little Quail Turnix
velox
Zwerglauf-
h hnchen
S.W.
Australia
Painted
Button-Quail
Turnix
varia
Buntlauf-
h hnchen
Australia,
New Calodonia
Red-backed
Button-Quail
Turnix
maculosa
Fleckenlauf-
h hnchen
Coastal Northern
Australia
Black-breasted
Button-Quail
Turnix
melanogaster
Schwarzbrust
Laufh hnchen
Queensland,
New South Wales

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